TIMS PD Day #4

May 7, 2015


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  • Overview of Today
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  • End of Year Items
  • Guests - Lorraine Boone, Emily Elam, Tommy Whitten
  • Canvas Workshop
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  • Apps - Voxer
  • NATC
  • Board Presentation
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  • Sharing Time
  • Summer Plans & Next Year
  • Group Photo

MalWareBytes - Protect Your PC

Trojans, worms, malware, exploit kits—they lurk everywhere, even on websites you trust, attacking countless people every day. They give cyber criminals access to your PC, without you even knowing.

Try this tool to check to see if your computer is infected.
(Install on your PC hard drive)
Run the program on a regular basis (once every week or so)

Hidden feature in smartphone tracks your every move

Posted: May 05, 2015 7:28 PM CST Updated: May 05, 2015 11:17 PM CST

By Joshua Gauntt

(Source: WBRC video)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Have you heard of the "Frequent Locations" option on your iPhone? Odds are you haven't.

This feature is hidden deep inside your smartphone and it tracks your every move. What's the information used for? Who gets the information?

Apple says this feature helps you device and third-party apps, like a map app, use information from cellular, Wi-Fi and GPS to determine your location.

But tech experts say this data can be sold to advertising firms or corporations. It's also information a thief or hacker can use if they get access to your smartphone.

To turn off "Frequent Locations" on iPhone:

1. Tap settings

2. Tap privacy

3. Then find Location Settings at the top

4. Then scroll down to system services

5. Then down to Frequent Locations

6. You can turn it off by simply swiping to the left

On Android devices:

1. Tap settings then location

2. Then tap at the top where it says to turn it off

3. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and touch Google location reporting

4. Touch location reporting and turn the location history off.

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